WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
When the King of Navarre and his friends swore to devote themselves to a monastic life of scholarship, they forgot the embassy of the Princess of France would force them all to break their vows. Confronted with ladies who can match their wit, the lords learn the hard way that the heart wants what it wants. Shakespeare's classic comedy of love's triumph is rarely performed in its earliest printed version; Bad Quarto Productions will present the play using its signature style of combining modern text work with Shakespeare's staging conditions. BQP's performances combine detailed understanding of Elizabethan language with the liveliness of improv to deliver productions of Shakespearean plays as intensely raw as their original stagings, combining universal lighting, cross-gender casting, audience interaction, live acoustic music, minimal scenery, and contemporary costumes to bring both this Renaissance play, and the Renaissance play-going experience, to the modern stage.